Here are a couple interesting links, a glimpse of what happens during real, serious disasters.
The Special Weird Misery of being a Shopper in Venezuela
keeps going downhill. While gasoline is virtually free, people suffer
the worst inflation in the world and shopping for basic food staples
takes half a day. This is what happens when you have corrupt dictators
that believe they can change the economy by lying about it.
The photos in the link below show Ukrainians and their firearms.
Photos: war-ready Ukrainians pose with their household guns
in mind that in such a complex situation there are no simple, black or
white solutions. Remember the posts not that long ago about how
Ukrainian refugees said getting caught in a checkpoint when entering or
leaving the Russian occupied region with a firearm, even a radio, maps
or binoculars, could get you detained for days for some very unpleasant
questioning. A scoped rifle turned you into a sniper, maps, binoculars
or a radio turned you into a spy. These two assumptions could easily get
you killed. So, while its wise to be armed and capable of defending
yourself as a general rule, it may not be as good an idea when escaping
and going through checkpoints. We go back to a long held concept in this
website, that the handgun is the survivalists main firearm, easy to
carry, easy to conceal, easy to dispose of or hide if necessary.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.